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dell specifically focused on this issue this past summer to south america. we're all aware of the iranian threat or their proxies' activity here in this hemisphere. whether it's the thwarted assassination attempt last year where the operatives of the iranian revolutionary guard were trying to use mexican drug cartel connections to enter the united states, to assassinate the ambassador from saudi arabia , or we're aware of hezbollah recently being revealed that hezbollah had a terrorist training camp or a training camp of some origin in nicaragua, here in this hemisphere. last week the iranian deputy foreign minister for europe and the americas visited cuba, venezuela, bolivia and uruguay. this follows the iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad's frequent trips to the region. most recently iranian naval commanders have expressed their intent to extend iran's maritime presence into the atlantic ocean, closer to the coastlines of the u.s. with this piece of legislation, we seek to protect u.s. citizens from threats from iran and defend american interests and assets here in this
than any other in america. that is in thanks in part to the next, what used to be considered trash and poultry producers in that south, chicken feed. joining us, the man who runs the port of savannah, executive director of the georgian port authority. thank you, so much, for being here. we will get to it in a moment, but congratulations on being the fastest growing container port. how faster you growing and how are you doing? >> well, it is great to be here with you today. thank you. for the last decade our container facilities imports have grown at a compound in annual growth rate of ten and a half%. that is about double the next fastest growing part in the nation that has allowed us to become the fourth busiest container port in the country. ashley: i also understand their is a dredging project under way or about to get under way which will actually make the river there 5 feet deeper. what kind of impact will that have on the port's business? >> well, it is a critically important project for us. the river itself is the federal channel. the current studies have approved the deepen
-american and the political history still as imagined in the world and it was once described as the mac of america. you described it as a personality passion was the percussive and syncopated rhythms that have become the soundtrack of the burgeoning south side. he was handy with the drums himself and his jazz lover. there was no better place to be in the 1920s than chicago, the epicenter of the nation's blues and jazz recording industry. >> what is lovely actually about writing about chicago in that time was how many luminaries were there. i think langston hughes was wandering through chicago or louis armstrong and his first days of playing there. there are a lot of people going through chicago then. >> and just to affirm to my local audience -- [laughter] langston hughes, this auditorium we are in his name for langston hughes and he certainly spent many many years here at the schomberg library doing research and doing original pieces of work there are collection so we certainly have benefited from his life and his legacy. chicago also had a dark side and there is a slide that i would like to turn two
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